COLLEGE STATION – Police arrested a man who hit a tree in a parking lot while swerving to miss a turtle, squirrel and a cat.
Police received a 911 call around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday from a witness of a crash. The man said he was driving north in the left lane of Highway 6 when a car passed him using the right shoulder. The car then hit a guardrail, exited the highway, drove into a parking lot at 101 Gateway Blvd and hit a tree.
When an officer asked John Lamar Griffin II about the crash, he said he swerved to miss the animals and then a tree hanging over Highway 21. Griffin also thought he was in Bryan or North Zulch.
Griffin was charged with his second DWI. He was previously convicted of DWI in July 2009. Griffin was released Wednesday afternoon after posting $7,500 bond.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.